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GST implementation: Bombay HC dismisses plea seeking deferment of new tax

Centre had opposed petition and said decision to implement GST had been considered by Parliament

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Illustration: Binay Sinha
Illustration: Binay Sinha

The on Tuesday dismissed a seeking deferment of the implementation of the Goods and Services (GST).

A division bench, headed by Justice V K Tahilramani, said it was not inclined to interfere in the government's decision to implement the

The PIL, filed by city resident K S Pillai last month, challenged the Union government's decision to roll out the major reform in the middle of the financial year.

The had sought a direction from the high to the government for deferment of the implementation of the till the beginning of the next financial year.

The Centre had opposed the and said the decision to implement the had been carefully considered by Parliament.

The Union government also said that the implementation of the was in public interest.

"There is no prohibition in the to prevent the government from implementing any reform at any point in the year as long as it has the sanction of Parliament," Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh had earlier argued.

The was rolled out from July one. It has replaced more than a dozen central and state taxes with an aim to create a seamless unified market for the Indian economy.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 20:39 IST